Opticians from Specsavers in Poole have visited the Goldsands Stadium to check the AFC Bournemouth squad’s vision after manager Eddie Howe had put them through their paces on their first full day back in training.

Each of the players was given a preliminary screening as part of their health checks ahead of the new season. This type of screening illuminated whether any of the players needed further treatment.

Eye health importance in sport

Nicola Sanna, AFC Bournemouth club doctor said: 'Pre-season is arguably one of the most important times of the year for the players as they build up to the new campaign. And whilst the work they do on the pitch is vital, it is equally important to ensure all aspects of their health and well-being are in prime condition, including their vision.

'The staff at Specsavers were excellent with the players, so a massive thank you to them for taking the time out to visit the stadium to do the testing.'

Large screenings

Sinan Khan, ophthalmic director of Specsavers Poole added: 'We were able to take the necessary equipment to the stadium to screen the players as we do with many larger organisations. The screening is a good way to start the season – this way the team can take the necessary action where needed be in terms of further testing at our Poole practice.'

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